Oklahoma City is one of the popular tourist destinations in the US having a diverse landscape such as forests, lakes, mountains, and Great Plains. The city is home to several good museums which gives you glimpse of city’s history. With so much to see and do in Oklahoma City, we don’t want you to miss the main attractions of this unique and vibrant city.
Where to stay
The best places to stay in Oklahoma are downtown, and places close to Brick town and memorial. However staying in any hotels near Brick town and memorial is comparatively costly in comparison to downtown. Before booking Oklahoma City hotels, check traveler reviews sites for hotels with best amenities.
Gold Dome in Oklahoma City
A landmark of Route 66, the Gold Dome is a geodesic Dome built in 1958. It is located at the intersection of North Classen Boulevard and NW 23rd Street. Many architects played a major role in designing the unusual Oklahoma city landmark- architects for the, Bozalis, Dickinson, Citizens State Bank, Bailey, architect Buck minster Fuller and Roloff of Oklahoma City. The Gold Dome is constructed using 625 panels. Each panels measures around 7.5 to 11.5 feet in length and weighs around 60 to 70 pounds. The interior of this geodesic Dome covers around 27,000 square feet of area.
Oklahoma Rail Museum
The Oklahoma Rail Museum is a must visit even if you are not a rail enthusiasts. The work of setting up a museum started in spring of 1997. The museum is not at all about stationary rail locomotives from the past. One of the things that makes it’s unique is the museum operates working diesel locomotives with full assortment of rail cars. The museum has around 10 working locomotives which include diesel and steam locomotive engines. Visitors can book and enjoy railway rides when they visit Oklahoma Rail museum
Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum
Located 2716 N.E. 50th Street in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma State Fighters Museum was built from the dues collected from 8,000 firefighters. The firefighter’s museum is completely dedicated to preservation and display of antique firefighting equipment and apparatus. The construction of the museum started in 1967 and was completed by 1969. The museum has remarkable collection of fire fighting gear from the 18th century. The museum also holds the remnants of the first fire station built in Oklahoma in 1864. Here, you will find several items from the oldest firefighting company commanded by Benjamin Franklin. The museum also holds a distinctive mural “the Last Alarm” and world’s largest patch collection.